Sep 11, 2010 7:00am PDT
people, just wonderful people are bringing in plenty of goods, food, water, clothing. but ellen, you're saying the red cross really can't handle all those goods, right? >> that's correct. the red cross really tries to give people immediate needs, meet their immediate needs. and that we do throughputting them up in hotels, purchasing food, clothing, things like that. but we can't take random quantities of these items. so unless you are a major corporation with huge pallets of water to give us, we can't accept water donations. really we're looking for financial donations because then we can put them to the best use. >>> i know the red cross would prefer a generic financial donation. but a lot of folks locally are saying if i donate, i want it to go directly to the san bruno victims. you call them clients, right? >> they are clients, but victimized by this experience. it's a terrible experience, and our hearts go out to them, of course. >> absolutely. so now, if i wanted to give money and make sure it goes to these folks, can i ear mark my donation, saying in care of the san bruno fire?
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
? >> it can. if we can get it passed quickly. >> reporter: economist ellen zentner says it could provide a critical boost to a fragile economy. >> right now business investment spending is accounting for about 7-10% of economic growth. that's not chump change. >> reporter: even conservative economists embraced the idea. >> he should have proposed this right at the very beginning. >> reporter: kevin hassett of the american enterprise institute says the incentives could add as much as 10% to equipment spending, or about $100 billion. more importantly, he says, it could change the national mood. >> i think at some point americans are going to finally say that the worst is behind us and that we're ready to boom again and this is the kind of proposal that could change the psychology and create the positive momentum we need to really get out of this malaise. >> reporter: the white house says the final cost of the incentives would be about $30 billion. the administration is also proposing a permanent extension of the research and development tax credit. katie? >> couric: all right. anthony maso
Sep 18, 2010 5:00am PDT
pounds. her opponent, over a thousand pounds and 13 feet long. look at that. mary ellen marachristian went out on a south carolina lake hunting for alligators. boy did she find one. somehow she fought the gator and actually won. in an early show exclusive she joins us along with her husband mark. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> i've got to ask you how in the world did you hook this gator, over a thousand pounds? >> well, i had help. we went on a blacks' camp and we were in a boat and what you do on an alligator hunt is first your initial strike on the alligator is with a fishing pole and it has very heavy braided line on it with like about 100 test -- >> it grabbed onto that and then you are fighting with it. and what happens next? >> um, well, we stuck him with a harpoon. >> goodness. >> we had two lines on him, got him with a harpoon. >> you had no idea how big this thing was, correct? >> oh, no, no. kevin davis, who was with us, he thought it was probably a ten-foot gator, which was what we were hoping for. so, i had no idea it was that big. >> and how did you get him on